The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, Chicago

4.3
#16 of 50 in Museums in Chicago
The Bridgehouse Museum is open for the 2017 season!

Join us from May 13th to October 31st, 2017 to explore a historic bridge tower and learn the history of the Chicago River and its famous movable bridges.
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  • Museum is right on the river walk. This is very small but good place to see the mechanics of bridges and learn about history of Chicago river, how they turned the direction of the river, what role doe...  more »
  • Stopped by this museum today for a view and learned a bit along with some good history. Glad we went and recommend a part of your Chicago Riverwalk.  more »
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  • A very small, but very interesting museum. If you've ever found yourself peering around the abutments while walking under one of the many bridges in Chicago, or wondered how they operate, this museum does a great job explaining just that. Take a walk behind/beneath the Michigan Avenue Bridge, as well as a walk up (and back down) one of the bridgehouses to learn how they operate, as well as history of the Chicago bridges, and information on the ecology of the Chicago River.
  • Museum is right on the river walk. This is very small but good place to see the mechanics of bridges and learn about history of Chicago river, how they turned the direction of the river, what role does river play in City's life and how bridges on that river operate. Museum is free on Sundays and has very well organized exhibition. If one climbs the stairs, will get beautiful view of the streets

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